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likely go to u.s. ambassador susan rice. >>> law makers are returning to capitol hill after the election season break. and they have a full plate of unfinished business. the biggest challenge is avoiding the double hit to the economy of tax increases and automatic spending cuts. besides avoiding the fiscal cliff, they have a half dozen hearings on the resignation of david patraeus. and the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> happening now, the murder trial of a buoy state university student. opening statements set to begin in a half hour. alexis simpson is accused of killing her roommate. killed her last year after the two argued over music played on an i pod. if convicted, she faces life in prison without parole. >>> another case we're following former dc council chairman kwame brown will be sentenced in court later today. bank fraud and campaign finance charges. separate sentences for both. melanie is live this morning with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. all of this is going to play out in two separate court houses because he's facing charges in two different j
got four inches of snow. >> the election is over but president obama now has a number of pressing issues on his plate. the most immediate is confronting the so-called fiscal cliff. >> if the president in congress cannot fix it, experts say we will be headed for another recession. has to do with the bush era tax cuts. $440 billion worth. john boehner says he is open with putting politics aside and making a deal with the president. they have until january 1st from preventing the economy from going over that cliff. another issue for the president is appointing a new secretary of state. clinton is not expected to return but may stay a few weeks after the president is sworn in again. >> election officials in virginia are considering changes after long lines force some to wait for hours to cast their ballot. the commonwealth is considering switching from the touch screen mondays to optical scans. turn out was less than in 2004 or 2008. there were complaints about long lines and registration issues. now investigating the voting problems there. >> other top stories, gabby giffords will me
begins. as voters left the polls on election day. exit polls show the majority think the economy is the most important issue. only 15% said the focus should be on taming the deficit. the latest from capitol hill where a fiscal cliff is on the horizon. >> president obama has won another four years but does he have the mandate? house republicans also won on tuesday. with the fiscal cliff approaching at the end of the year, the fundamentals haven't really changed. the first family about to settle in for another term. won't be much time to celebrate. the fiscal cliff is approaching just down the street and the government could start hemorrhaging cash at the end of the year. >> the fiscal year is $200 billion of spending cuts. going over the full cliff is a recipe. there's no question about it. >> after tuesday does the president have the mandate to raise taxes on the wealthy? something he has pushed for years. >> this is the message american people sent from all over. and that is they are tired of these partisan gridlocks. >> point to the impact higher taxes would have on hiring. but
before election day. republicans are charging that the delay was, or the delay in reporting it was politically motivated. the pentagon says it withheld news of the attack because the drone was on a secret mission. >>> arizona judge has sentenced jared loughner to life in prison without parole. congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her astronaut were among those in court yesterday for the sentencing. kelly and other survivors made statements before the punishment was handed down. loughner pleaded guilty to opening fire at giffords' public appearance in tucson in january of 2011. giffords is still recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. >>> northeast is still trying to get back to normal after getting hit by two big storms. damage is in tey are rationing york city. sarah simmons is back now with more on all of this. >> the frustrations are high there right now. they're trying to bring the tempers down by bringing order to the lines at the gas stations there. they are rationing gas. here is how it works. today drivers in new york city and on long island can only buy gas if
for his first remarks since election night, and he will no doubt talk about congress and the looming fiscal cliff. when taxes go up, government spending goes down at the end of the year. the president's former chief economic advisor paints a grim picture. >> the election is over. if you go off the fiscal cliff, the economy goes into recession the beginning of 2013. this is not a small matter. i think we have to address it. >> reporter: it will come down to these two men. the president expected to draw a line in the sand insisting on a massive tax hike for wealthy americans and republican house speaker john boehner now open to raising taxes in other ways. but he told abc news that tax rates should remain where they are. >> on the table, but through reforming our tax code. and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem, and trying to secure our entitlement program. >> reporter: most economists agree that reforming entitlement programs like medicare, medicaid and social security is necessary, but it would involve a grand bargain. it could take month
something serious. send the message to the markets and the american people. this election pretty much laid out what the american people want. 80% of the american people want to compromise. both parties to work together. i don't know what it will take for these guys to wake up and realize that. we have to stop this negotiating i'm not going to do this. the only thing we know for sure is rates are going up for the wealthy. elections matter. he did win. >> i think what you have is a lot of posturing going on and it's posturing that takes you toward the negotiations that will take place. i would disagree with my friend marty that the rates have to go up. i think there's a compromise here that will assure there's additional revenue that comes from wealthy people by eliminating deductions. but a raise in tax rates will under mine the economy in significant ways. comes out of the hide of a lot of small businesses and the last thing we need at the present time is to make decisions about the fiscal cliff that take us toward another fiscal cliff next year because the economy deteriorates. there's a
they are wearing and paying attention to the designers. >> it's funny because this is election night and this is the family on stage here. and i must say, i love those outfits those girls have on. and i did take notice. >> sasha wore a gorgeous skirt. but they are known for wearing more affordable pieces. and that skirt she wore on election night was worn by malia at a state dinner in 2011. rerare pieces and hand them down. >> we were showing pictures of the obamas out and about. you can see some of the fashion forward thinking we're talking about. one thing i like about it is they are still relatively young. 14 and 11. they are not dressed too grown for their age or too flirty. but it's trendy and age appropriate. how do they capture that and really how can all of us do that? >> yeah. absolutely. what they do really well and they take after their mother. is they are not afraid of color. they'll wear bright pops of color whether it's in the belt or a bright blue coat. and i love the a-line skirts they wear a lot. so playing with patterns. it's very fun. >> we just took the picture do
. and there are questions of timing. was the information held until after the election to protect the president? the white house says no but law makers felt blindsided. >> when she's questions came up, i took the action myself to try to find out and then informed my vice chairman and i talked to the director twice. this is very hard stuff. >> and he was scheduled to testify before congress this week about what the cia knew about the attack on the u.s. consulate two months ago that killed four americans including a u.s. ambassador. now he will be a no show. but possible he could still face a subpoena. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if he doesn't testify. >> also asking for congress to create a joint committee to look into the affair and potential security risks. the wall street journal reports his computer contained classify documents that they both deny the general was the classified source. >> thank you very much. meanwhile, president obama is focusing on that fiscal cliff. he's inviting labor leaders to the white house tomorrow and wednesday he will meet with
of dollars. the other charges go back to an audit. 2008 re-election campaign kwauled to report more than $400,000 in expenditures and $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company. on those federal charges brown's original plea called for 6 month sentence. prosecutors believe a 6 day jail sentence plus three years of supervised probation would be appropriate. brown's attorney is asking for no jail time and for two years of supervised probation. that's on the federal charges. you mention this, later today, he will go over to dc superior court at 2:30 to face sentencing for the campaign finance charges. and that he does face a maximum of 6 months in prison. very busy day here. >> all right. thank you very much. >> some of the other top stories we're following for you on this tuesday morning, an update on a shortage of paramedics. the fire chief will announce a plan to move paramedics off overnight hours to cover busier times of the day. some people will worried there won't be enough help if a life is online. we spoke with the chief. he denied claims by the firefighter's union that this
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as the president's plate is filling up quickly. >> the president put press conferences on hold during the election but since then we've seen issue after issue crop up. not the least of which is this scandal involving the now former cia director david patraeus and also one of the nation's top generals. >>> the president will have to do something of a juggling act when he scares off. for starters his high profile cia director is gone because of a sex scandal. and john allen is under investigation for e-mails he sent to a patraeus family friend. he got backing from his immediate boss. >> no one should leap to conclusions. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed s
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